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OnePlus 10T and Its Insane Charging is Official at $649

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OnePlus told us to mark August 3 on our calendars as the date they would fully reveal the OnePlus 10T. That day has come and here’s everything you need to know about this new flagship-level OnePlus phone.

OnePlus 10T launch details, pricing

The OnePlus 10T arrives in North America on September 29, with pre-orders opening on September 1 at OnePlus’s store, Amazon, and Best Buy. The phone comes in two RAM-storage configurations of 8GB-128GB or 16GB-256GB and prices of $649 and $749, respectively.

OnePlus is also hosting an early access program that will let some of you get the phone earlier. They are currently planning to host early access dates from August 3-6, August 10-13, August 17-20, and August 24-27, where you’ll be able to order the 10T from OnePlus’ site. If you do take advantage of early access, you’ll be upgraded to the 16GB-256GB model and pay only $649.

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OnePlus 10T specs and features

Now that you know when you can buy one, let’s talk about the features of the OnePlus 10T that will try and convince you to do that.

The OnePlus 10T runs a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and comes in those previously mentioned RAM-storage configurations of 8GB-128GB or 16GB-256GB. It features a 4800mAh battery with insanely, stupidly, blow-your-mind-fast charging at 125W (it’ll charge from 1-100% in about 20 mins), with an included 160W charger. It does not have wireless charging, though.

OnePlus is also including a 6.7″ FHD AMOLED display at 120Hz, stereo speakers, an in-display fingerprint reader, 5G and WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, Gorilla Glass 5, and OxygenOS 12.1 on top of Android 12. The 10T weighs 203.5g and comes in Moonstone Black or Jade Green.

In the camera department, you’ll find a main 50MP (Sony IMX766) lens at f/1.8 with OIS and EIS, along with 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro lenses. The selfie camera is a 16MP shooter with EIS. The main camera can shoot at 4K/60fps, has modes like Nightscape 2.0, Portrait, and Pro, but this isn’t a Hasselblad-branded unit.

OnePlus also says they put 15 antennas in the 10T to give it stronger WiFi and cellular signals, although they haven’t revealed carrier partners yet. Looking at the bands on the specs sheet I have, the phone should work just fine on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s low and mid-band 5G networks just fine. The phone does not support 5G mmW.

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Overall, the OnePlus 10T packs a number of high-end specs (like the processor, display, up to 16GB RAM, and the charging capabilities), but OnePlus also cut a number of things to keep the price down, which is evident in the use of the mid-range Sony IMX766 main sensor, no wireless charging, and the lack of Hasselblad features. This doesn’t fall into their “Pro” line of phones, so it almost makes sense in a weird way. Oh, they cut the Alert Slider too, apparently to make room for all the charging stuff.

OxygenOS 13 and update support

As a part of this OnePlus 10T launch, OnePlus is announcing OxygenOS 13 that supposedly has an “upgraded experience across the board” with “improved customization, gaming, and connectivity.” OnePlus is talking about its new “soft and rounded edges” throughout the OS, intelligent transitions of OS colors to match the time of day, boosted performance with an AI System Booster, more customization to the always-on display, larger folders, a sidebar toolbox of apps, Spatial Audio support, Android’s Fast Pair, Android’s audio switching, and more.

This obviously won’t launch until Android 13 launches, but OnePlus is saying that the OnePlus 10 Pro will get the update to OxygenOS 13 first and “soon,” followed by the OnePlus 10T “later this year.”

For the OnePlus 10T’s general software support, you should expect three major Android updates and four years of security updates.

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Our OnePlus 10T review

Yes, we have the OnePlus 10T and have been testing it for some time. Stick around today for our unboxing and first look video, followed by our review in the coming days.

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First Galaxy Z Flip 4 Color Sells Out

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The entire suite of new Galaxy products has been up for pre-order since Wednesday and we keep checking to see if any of it is selling out. So far, not much has outside of a single online exclusive color of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, while the Fold 4 and both Galaxy Watch 5 watches can still be had with August 26 launch day delivery.

The first color of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 to sellout is the “Navy” colorway. The pre-configured version with navy is listed now as “out of stock,” plus if you try and use the Bespoke tool to capture a Flip 4 entirely in navy, it’ll show there as soldout too. Interestingly, if you Bespoke tool a Flip 4 and only put navy as a single panel, you’ll get a 3-4 weeks estimate.

The only other item with even a slight delay is the goofy burgundy Fold 4, but it appears to be sticking to the advertised 3-4 week delivery. I wouldn’t actually consider it much of a delay.

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Whatever the situation is here, I’ve got to admit that I’m surprised that more of the new Samsung devices aren’t soldout or with extended shipping times. As of right now, all four of the main Flip 4 colors will arrive on time (see here), as will the three main Fold 4 colors (see here) and the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro in all configurations (see here).

Compare this launch to the Galaxy S22 from earlier in 2022 and they couldn’t have hit differently. Samsung’s dates for the exclusive online colors of the S22 Ultra started slipping almost immediately, which we know first hand because of Tim’s struggles to land one. Within a week, the dates further moved with estimates a full month out or even later.

We’ll keep an eye on shipping times over the next week or so to see how this launch changes. Will the situation start to match the Galaxy S22 launch or are the minor improvements in this year’s foldable line-up not enough to get people to bite? In my first couple of days with the Flip 4, I can tell you that the phone is very much like the Flip 3, but that doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying the hell out of it.



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Telegram’s Big Update is for the Emoji Lovers

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A new update is rolling out to Telegram today and it is all about emoji. If you love emoji, custom emoji, animated emoji, or any other type of emoji, you are in for a special treat.

Telegram announced its new Emoji Platform “where anyone can upload custom packs with unique art styles and characters for Telegram Premium users.” Folks can use these uploaded custom emoji packs in messages or captions, plus premium users are getting access to another 10 emoji packs.

To make it more obvious that all of these new custom and animated emoji are available, you’ll see the sticker shortcut in the message box turn into an emoji shortcut as you type. That shortcut leads to a new emoji panel, where you’ll see suggestions and be able to browse your various packs. To make things (potentially) easier, typing shortcuts like :smile or :lol will give you all of the available options too.

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And finally, custom emoji can be interactive in 1-on-1 chats, so “any user can tap to play synchronized, full-screen effects” from all of the emoji you spam off to friends.

For iOS users, there are new sticker, GIF, and emoji panels “with separate tabs for stickers, GIFs and emoji – just like on the Android, desktop and web apps.”

In other Telegram Premium feature news, users will find a setting that allows them to control who is able to send them voice and video messages. The options now are Everyone, My Contacts, or Nobody.

There are additional controls that will let you choose specific people or groups, and of course, you can always convert audio messages in to text. The settings for all of this are in Settings > Privacy and Security > Voice Messages.

The last new feature for Premium users is an option to “share the experience with friends, family and coworkers by sending them a prepaid subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months – at a discount.” To do so, you can tap on the profile image of someone in a chat, then the 3-dot menu to “Gift Premium.”

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These updates appear to be rolling out right away, as I’ve already seen the update on Android.

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First Early Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Review Arrived

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Of the two new Galaxy Watch 5 models announced, the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is the one we’re most interested in. Not only is Samsung marketing it as an “outdoors” watch for the active type, they also gave it “Pro” name, as if it packs a number of extra features over the regular model. We don’t have one in for review (we did order one) yet, so we’re doing that thing we often do with Samsung launches – looking elsewhere for early impressions.

Thanks to Ray from DC Rainmaker, one of the best at reviewing sports watches, we have a first early Galaxy Watch 5 Pro review to analyze. He took the watch for a run to test GPS and heartrate accuracy, as well as battery life. The video he posted also compares some features of the Watch 5 Pro to the Watch 5, in case we didn’t do a good enough job of that earlier in the week.

The takeaways from this early and not-at-all-final review, show that the new Compass feature might have some initial issues, GPS accuracy is not bad and performs far better than the Apple Watch Series 7, heartrate accuracy was quite good after a slowish start, and that GPS battery life is probably closer to half of what Samsung is advertising. Daily battery without GPS is likely closer to 2.5 days vs. the 3.5 days advertised. Again, these are all early, first look numbers that could change over the coming weeks with more testing.

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The video also dives into “Pro” features here and laughs a bit at what that even means because there aren’t really any pro features when you compare to other outdoor-focused sports watches. And I would tend to agree with that. In fact, Tim and I were joking earlier in the week about Samsung’s forced “outdoors” push for this watch, when almost nothing about the watch makes it better for outdoors than other Samsung watches except for GPX support and backtracking when navigating. These are not “pro” features and the rest of the watch is just the same as the Watch 5. It’s just silly branding.

Anyways, we’ll have our Watch 5 Pro soon enough and will do out own testing. If you were trying to decide now to get in on this awesome pre-order promo ($50 credit, free Charger Duo, and $240 off trade-in) , give the video below a watch.



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